RUTLAND, Vt. – In the first semifinal of the North Atlantic Conference East Division Men's Tennis Tournament, Thomas College defeated MCLA, 7-0, at the Mac-Sam Tennis Center.
With the victory, Thomas improves to 12-4 and advanced to the championship match against Colby-Sawyer College Saturday afternoon. MCLA falls to 5-6.
Thomas swept the doubles sets, starting with number one doubles team Ryan Chasse and Zachary Disch defeating MCLA's Aaron Goldsmith and Jared Freeman, 8-5. Ross Munn and Jared Waterhouse took number two doubles from Matthew Bluteau and Charles Najimy, 8-1, and Kaleb Payson and Christo Naranja earned an 8-4 victory over Mohamed Mahrous and Nick Castle at number three doubles.
In singles, Disch at number three singles and Waterhouse at number four singles won their matches in straight sets without losing a game (6-0, 6-0). Munn defeated Freeman at number two singles (6-0, 6-2), and Chasse won the number one singles match over Goldsmith (6-3, 6-2).
The match was the final one for MCLA seniors Goldsmith and Jared Freeman.